The Importance of Insect Screens For Your Home

by Randy Deering | Nov 15, 2016

Flies, mosquitoes and other insects may sometimes seem trivial however they are worth taking seriously.  Flying and crawling pests often bite, sting, and they carry disease or worse.  For example, the common house fly can land and easily spread dozens of pathogens which can infect humans and animals. 


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They have a habit of landing on decaying material including animal waste and then they try to visit you and your family in your home.  Here they love to feed on human food, land on plates and counter tops and all of this makes for the fast spreading of germs.  In fact, flies are known to spread Tuberculosis, Cholera, Typhoid, Anthrax and more.  As you can see, it’s important to keep them away and this is why window and door screens are important to the health and well being of you and your family.

If flies do not bother you then consider the Mosquito, Bee, Wasp and Cockroach.  Each of these can also carry debilitating diseases.  Examples are the Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, spreading of Salmonella and the stinging venom from Bees and Wasps can also be deadly.  You do not want these critters in your home, they needs to stay outside and away from you and your family!

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Applying Genius Retractable screens on your windows and doors is an easy way to add this protection while still allowing you to enjoy fresh, natural ventilation.  Traditional flat screens are reasonably priced and readily available.  Be sure to also consider using retractable screens.  These screens do what the name implies, they retract.   Essentially retractable screens roll up into a protective housing, becoming virtually invisible when not in use. When the door or window is opened, the screen unrolls to protect against flying or crawling insects while still allowing you and your family to enjoy the outside air. When it’s time to close up, the screen retracts back into its housing until it is needed again.  Retractable screens also offer other advantages such as enjoying an unobstructed view when the screens are not being used.